South Africa’s stand-in skipper Keshav Maharaj invited the home team to bat. Just as the players took position on the field, the skies opened with three minutes to go for the game to start. The heavy showers lasted for about half an hour but the SubAir system at the stadium ensured a 7.50 pm start with the reduction of one over on either side.
AS IT HAPPENED , SCORECARD
With a capacity crowd in attendance, Ishan Kishan ensured some fireworks in the opening over when he struck consecutive maximums off Maharaj, both dispatched through midwicket. But two quick wickets of Kishan (15) and Ruturaj Gaikwad (10) and India were struggling at 28/2 in 3.2 overs.
Skipper Rishabh Pant had faced just one delivery when a steady shower brought back the covers at 8. 06 pm. With the rain showing no sign of relenting, the match was finally called off at 9.35 pm, thus ensuring South Africa maintain their winning streak in India. The Proteas haven’t lost a white ball series in India since 2011.
The teams split the series with the visitors winning the first two matches and Indian making a commendable comeback to take the next two.